Today I had to offer the kids at playgroup another craft activity, so I chose to show them how to make crepe paper butterflies and caterpillars.

Most of the time was spent painting the butterfly wings, so it was a really simple activity that proved very popular.

Craft idea: caterpillar & butterfly
Twist a pipe cleaner around some crepe paper, add eyes, and you have a caterpillar. The girls painted glitter on the butterfly's wings before the pipe cleaner was twisted around it to form the body and antenna. I strung the butterfly from a stirring stick to allow it to "fly".

Brioni, 20 months, May 2008
Making the butterfly dance

Craft idea: caterpillar & butterfly
In their natural habitat …

(This camera doesn’t offer the colour-clarity of our usual one, so apologies for the pictures.)